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post #11 of 42 Old 04-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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Okay thanks, I understand that you guys are trying to help but at the moment I have got the best I can give them. My cousin is giving me his tank soon, it is something like 45 gallons.
I suggest returning the two Opaline Gourami you initially mentioned were just acquired. That would at least help some.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #12 of 42 Old 04-15-2012, 02:06 AM
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Okay thanks, I understand that you guys are trying to help but at the moment I have got the best I can give them. My cousin is giving me his tank soon, it is something like 45 gallons.
what tank am i giving you ??
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post #13 of 42 Old 04-15-2012, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Your tank, remember your filling matts and you said I could have it.
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post #14 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 03:18 AM
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Your tank, remember your filling matts and you said I could have it.
oh yeah its not 45 gal its like 265 litre
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post #15 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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yea i just had a punt, sweet
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post #16 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 04:26 AM
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hi guys, im new to this forum but i am a long time fish keeper.
i am with dmuddle 100% on this, all those charts and profiles stating which fish are compatible with others is total nonsense, every fish is different, i have 2 golden gouramis, 2 dwarf gouramis and 1 blue gourami all in the one tank along with a un countable amount of other fish and they get along perfectly. Only because two of the same kind of a fish are agressive towards one another doesnt mean the next pair are going to be aggresive, heck, i have many guppies and my betta doesnt get agro against any of them.

Im not trying to be offensive or agressive to anyone but im just saying that if his fish are doing fine, and he says that he has researched and knows what he is doing, then he knows what he is doing.

If i listed my tank right now, you guys would go crazy seeing what you have said to dmuddle.
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post #17 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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thanks thegazzbazz. I understand what they are saying but I do believe that aggressiveness will vary between each fish as it does in all other animals.
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hi guys, im new to this forum but i am a long time fish keeper.
i am with dmuddle 100% on this, all those charts and profiles stating which fish are compatible with others is total nonsense, every fish is different, i have 2 golden gouramis, 2 dwarf gouramis and 1 blue gourami all in the one tank along with a un countable amount of other fish and they get along perfectly. Only because two of the same kind of a fish are agressive towards one another doesnt mean the next pair are going to be aggresive, heck, i have many guppies and my betta doesnt get agro against any of them.

Im not trying to be offensive or agressive to anyone but im just saying that if his fish are doing fine, and he says that he has researched and knows what he is doing, then he knows what he is doing.

If i listed my tank right now, you guys would go crazy seeing what you have said to dmuddle.
I was going to let this pass, but dmuddle's response has brought it forward again and I can't.

Ignoring proven scientific fact--and I'm sorry, but there is scientific evidence for much of this--is not very wise. It reminds me of the link between smoking and cancer. While it is true that some people smoke and do not develop cancer, a majority of those who smoke do, and to risk your health by ignoring the probable and advising someone to go ahead and smoke, makes no sense to me.

And in the case of fish, these are living creatures who deserve better than one's experimentation. You may think the fish are fine, but they may well not be. There will be stress from inappropriate environmental conditions, and that is also scientific fact. If you care to, you can read this for a fuller explanation of how fish live:
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...um-fish-98852/

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #19 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Byron just let it go, the fish in the tanks are FINE. Just because you have 16 000 posts on the forum doesnt mean you have to tell people how THEY'RE OWN fish are behaving. If we say our fish are fine and aren't sick then thats when you need to STEP ASIDE and let people be right for once. Please just realise this.
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post #20 of 42 Old 04-16-2012, 07:30 PM
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Byron just let it go, the fish in the tanks are FINE. Just because you have 16 000 posts on the forum doesnt mean you have to tell people how THEY'RE OWN fish are behaving. If we say our fish are fine and aren't sick then thats when you need to STEP ASIDE and let people be right for once. Please just realise this.
You have missed the point, and I will not step aside when inaccurate information is being given which other less-experienced members may accept.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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